Sport Massage Academy

Alumni Programme

Once you've finished your course, we appreciate that you'll need some help and along the way to turn your qualification into a successful career. Our Alumni programme offers a range of resources, support, job opportunities & discounts.

Membership of the programme is free forever and automatic from the day you qualify.

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Support - Advice Service

We'll teach you about a range of conditions which you'll encounter on a regular basis, but there will be lots more you've never even heard of. Our experienced tutors are on hand to offer you advice on tricky clients or conditions, CPD opportunities, marketing, accounting and even your tax return.

Resources - Everything you need

We pride ourselves in giving you all the tools required for the job. On graduation, you are given access to templates for client record cards, risk assessments, policies, simple accounting, marketing materials and more.

Job Opportunities - Earning potential and world class experience

Our graduates are in demand from employers, sports clubs & teams, event organisers and more. We arrange paid work with our partners exclusively for our graduates. We've done everything from 5k races to international strongman competitions, allowing our graduates to put their skills to use whilst earning or getting to handle elite athletes.

Discounts - Increasing your bottom line

We work hard to ensure running your business is as profitable as possible:


Graduate of the Month

Lou Riley - February 2019

Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy

Background:

My life for the last 5 years has been pretty much dedicated to fitness & training including running events, martial arts, rock climbing, weightlifting, mountain biking and lots of gym work. Unfortunately this led to me developing patella tendonitis in both knees. I ended up spending 9 months in physio and during this time it made me realise that I would like a career where I could help people in similar positions, knowing how frustrating it is when you can't train due to injuries. I decided the quickest way to do this was to become a sports massage therapist, definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made!

How have you used your new qualification?

Since passing my level 3 in June 2018 I have started providing sports massage as part of my own business, Lou Riley Fitness. I am working out of CrossFit Tamworth, so getting plenty of customers in need of relieving tight muscles! I have also worked at a couple of outdoor events, Mud7 & The Reaper Run which were great experiences & I will be doing a few more this year. I went on to complete my level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage in November which really helped me understand injuries & dysfunctions in a lot more depth. Having my level 4 Sports Massage really compliments my level 4 Strength & Conditioning qualification because I am able to not only help fix the issue with sports massage but also use my S & C knowledge to help with exercises & movement patterns to provide a long term solution to the client's pain.

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What did you think of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy course you attended?

The Sports Massage Academy were absolutely amazing! I had Luke as my tutor for both level 3 & 4. Luke's knowledge & experience made each class very rewarding and I came away with a greater understanding of anatomy and physiology & there were no questions he could not answer. I also made some awesome friends during level 3 course, with 3 of them joining me on level 4 which was ace! I'm sure Luke was sick of us by the end hehe! I had a lot of support from the Sports Massage Academy through the graduate group on Facebook & through email even after the courses are done, so you know you are getting quality help & support if you ever need it.
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What would you say to anyone looking to train in Sports Massage Therapy?

My top tips for anyone entering the industry would be...
Ask as many questions as you can, even if it seems stupid. Also, social networking & word of mouth go a very long way so make sure you provide your clients with a great service.


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